Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
The Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Action Plan provides a framework for the Council to lead effective and co-ordinated action to reduce the health, economic and social harm associated with licit and illicit drug use in the municipal area.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Action Plan 2012-2013.pdf
The Action Plan outlines ongoing key strategies and actions.
Hobart City Council works hard to promote community safety and works closely with Tasmania Police and other agencies in helping to address issues relating to crime and other anti-social behavior throughout the City of Hobart.
The Safer Hobart Community Partnership
The Safer Hobart Community Partnership (SHCP) was formed in 2009 to improve safety and the perception of safety in the City of Hobart. It is a strategic partnership which brings together key stakeholders responsible for the delivery of community safety and associated issues, including crime prevention initiatives, at a senior level, to achieve effective, efficient and coordinated outcomes. Simply put, it is a coordinated action group.
The membership includes:
- Hobart City Council
- Tasmania Police
- Tasmanian Hospitality Association
- Department of Education
- Department of Treasury and Finance - Liquor and Gaming Branch
- Department of Health and Human Services - DCYFS and Youth Justice
- Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources - Roads and Traffic Division
- Metro Tasmania
- Target Hobart
- The Hobart Chamber of Commerce
Each organisation is represented by an individual who has 'front line' experience in dealing with community safety issues. Communication between the partners is critical and in order to facilitate this the Hobart City Council has appointed a Community Safety Officer to act as a single point of contact for all SHCP business. Rebecca Taylor can be contacted on 62382 100 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crime Stoppers Tasmania
The Mission of Crime Stoppers Tasmania is to operate as an independent, non-profit, community organisation that assists and supports crime solving through the provision of safe, anonymous mechanisms for reporting crime, improving the quality of life for all Tasmanians. The Hobart City Council is a long term supporter of Crime Stoppers Tasmania, working in partnership to provide mutual benefit to the community. A major initiative of this work is the placement of reflective stickers featuring the Crime Stoppers number on large Council vehicles. Members of the public can call the 1 800 333 000 number free of charge to report anything they think may help police to solve the crimes. Callers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward (up to $2000).
CRIMESTOPPERS WEEK 2013 29th April‐5th May 2013
Crime Stoppers Week is a campaign to encourage & empower Tasmanians to join Crime Stoppers Tasmania in its mission to assist and support crime solving. It seeks to do this by helping Tasmanians recognise that they play a part in keeping their community safe. The campaign has two key aims: to drive usage of the 1800 333 000 Crime Stoppers number and, to highlight three current priority crime categories. "We will be asking people to make sure that the 1800 333 000 number is a number they know and have stored in their phones” says Tamara Stokes, Chief Executive Officer of Crime Stoppers Tasmania. "This year’s themes are Arson, Residential Grow Rooms and Motor Vehicle Theft and the Tasmanian community will be encouraged to call in all week if they have any information about these three or other crimes.”
Crime Stoppers Week is the largest campaign run each year by Crime Stoppers Tasmania. Crime Stoppers Week 2013 will see the launch of a new series of Crime Stoppers Week specific advertisements across television, radio and press. Taking the campaign on line, there will be information available on the CST website www.tas.crimestoppers.com.au and YouTube channel. Crime Stoppers Tasmania will also be at Agfest 2013 from 2nd-4th May in the Southern Cross tent.